Top New York Attractions
New York not only offers a unique atmosphere, but also numerous attractions and landmarks that are absolutely worth while visiting.
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- Fifth Avenue, or as some would call, Millionaire’s Row, has become New York’s most famous street.
- The Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building from 1931 to 1972. It is currently the third highest building in New York City.
- With its neon lights and billboards, Times Square is New York’s best known landmark and is the liveliest area in the city.
- Central Park is New York’s largest urban park and one of the biggest in the world, with 843 acres.
- Destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, the World Trade Center has been rebuilt to become one of New York’s most important symbols.
- Built in remembrance and honour of the victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on 11 September, 2001, the monument is a constant reminder of the loss of lives and also a sign of hope for the future.
- Wall Street is the Financial District’s main street with iconic buildings such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank.
- New York’s most famous symbol, the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) is found on Liberty Island.
- This impressive Art Deco style skyscraper is one of our favourites and a definite must-see.
- Ellis Island was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States. Today, visitors can discover the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
- Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, the Rockefeller Center is one of the business areas with the liveliest atmosphere of all New York City.
- Brooklyn Bridge, built in 1883, is New York’s most famous bridge.
- Also known as Grand Central Station, this train station has survived for over a century, becoming one of the most famous stations in the world.
- Built in 1700, this building served as New York’s City Hall and is where George Washington’s inauguration as the first President of the United States took place.
- This park, built on an elevated section of the City’s disused Central Railroad, offers some of best views of New York City.
- Dedicated to the Patron Saint of Ireland, this Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral is the largest in the United States.
- The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is the largest Anglican cathedral in the world. It currently serves as the seat of the Archbishop of the Episcopal Diocese.
- All sports fans will have heard of Madison Square Garden, one of the most popular sports arenas in the world.
Not to be missed
Last but not least, we highly recommend going to a musical on Broadway.